The man on the trail of Bigfoot

August 15, 2013

Screen Shot 2013-08-15 at 11.07.25 AMOver at the Muse, this year’s summer interns have put together a cool video and story about Michael Rugg, proprietor of the Bigfoot Discovery Museum in Felton.

David Hernandez writes:

“His collection, which grew as more Bigfoot-related items were published or released, originated with a scrapbook of Bigfoot articles — from Life magazine, for example —that Rugg started at the age of 5.

It was the year before, however, when his interest in Bigfoot was first sparked. At 4 years old, Rugg says he caught sight of a Bigfoot. Walking by the Eel River near Laytonville in Mendocino County, Rugg, as he describes it, saw an extremely large being with human-like features — a nose, hands and feet similar to those of a human—yet “much, much hairier.”

“It looked like an overly large bodybuilder on steroids, but with a pleasant look on his face,” Rugg recalls. “The Bigfoot I saw wasn’t threatening in any way, despite its size.”

Still, he didn’t talk about it for years because of the stigma surrounding Bigfoot.”

Be sure to check out Andy Sandoval’s short film. Good stuff.


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One Response to The man on the trail of Bigfoot

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